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Reporter Aug 29 2014

Aggressive bone cancers build more blood vessels

Sep. 3, 2014—A subpopulation of bone cancer cells may be responsible for driving clinically aggressive behavior, suggesting new treatment options.

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Protein interaction protects against neurodegeneration

Sep. 2, 2014—Two proteins interact to maintain selenium levels in the brain, and protect neurons from degeneration.

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Skin biopsy to diagnose depression?

Aug. 29, 2014—It may be possible to use skin cells as biomarkers to diagnose and manage depression.

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Limiting breast cancer metastasis

Aug. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new target for blocking breast cancer metastasis.

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VU receives grant renewal from Autism Speaks

Aug. 28, 2014—Autism Speaks is renewing Vanderbilt University as an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) site with a three-year, $420,000 grant.

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Initiative seeks to break down breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 28, 2014—Breast-feeding is welcomed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Cancer makeover classes now offered monthly

Aug. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are now offering free makeover classes monthly for cancer patients.

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Diverse lineup set for Discovery Lecture series

Aug. 28, 2014—Richard J. Smith, M.D., director of the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will begin the 2014-2015 Flexner Discovery Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Camp Hope

Aug. 28, 2014—Thirty former patients of the Vanderbilt Burn Center gathered at the Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tennessee, recently for Camp Hope, a free annual event for burn survivors ages 6 to 16.

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VKC debuts interdisciplinary research lecture series Sept. 3

Aug. 28, 2014—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is launching is a new educational series that will focus on the complexities of conducting interdisciplinary research and clinical trials that involve behavioral, environmental and pharmaceutical interventions.

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Incoming VUSN students driven to make a difference

Aug. 28, 2014—This year, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing welcomed 463 new students pursuing Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice or Ph.D. degrees.

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Brain stimulator helps ease epilepsy patients’ seizures

Aug. 28, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center epilepsy team has implanted four patients with a device that heralds a new frontier for controlling epileptic seizures.

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